Across the Danube River

I posted some photos from the Pest side of the Danube River in Budapest, and now here’s some more from the Buda side!

riverbank.

The first thing I saw when I crossed the river: it reads, “confidence in the ancient virtue,” the royal slogan of Franz Josef I, head of the Austro-Hungarian Empire….

confidence in the ancient virtue.

The narrow, uphill streets on this side of the river catch gorgeous shafts of light in the evening….

play of light.

streetview.

At the top of the hill, in the Castle District, there are clusters of 19th century buildings…

rooftops.

…along with Hungary’s famous Fishermen’s Bastion, an expansive neo-Gothic terrace with great views of the city and the river. Here’s one of its 7 towers….

fishermen's bastion.

And just south of the Fishermen’s Bastion is the Royal Palace/Buda Castle:

buda castle.

Buda, with its small, winding streets and Castle District, has a medieval feel, while Pest is flatter, urban, and more spread out. I loved crossing back and forth across this wide river between the two very different sides of Budapest. : )

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168 thoughts on “Across the Danube River

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  1. I love these pictures! I lived in Budapest for two years and I miss it! I love your shot of the Fishermen’s Bastion. It was one of my favorite places to go at night and watch the city.

    • That’s so exciting that you lived there! I didn’t get a chance to go the Bastion at night – now I have an excuse to go back and visit again. πŸ˜‰

  2. Beautiful! You make me miss Europe (Poland specifically) very much! Your photographs capture the soul of the city well.

  3. Hi, Kate. I found your post/blog from WP’s Freshly Pressed page, and your photos are making me want to visit Budapest again! Thanks for your post, and congratulations!

  4. Budapest always fascinates me. Reading blogs about Budapest only adds up my desire to visit it one day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My wife and I were in Budapest in 2003. It was a wonderful experience. These photos brought back many rich memories.
    Kenton Lewis

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  7. Wonderful pictures, it helps bring parts of the world to us who have not been there yet. To see other lands and pictures as well, is to see part of the story and share in a wonder we have yet to sense and dream of.

  8. beautiful photos. i’ve never been to budapest. i believe it’s amazing there. river, old city, variety. these are what i need and what are enough πŸ™‚ congrats!

  9. Wow, you really share amazing pictures and I always look forward to beautiful cities and places. Thank u for the beautiful pics and beautiful city Budapest. I love it!

  10. Budapest is one of my favorite places because the old and new just blends in so perfectly in one place. I don’t have to run over to another town just to witness that perfect harmony. I just need to take a cruise along the Danube River. And oh my! The Danube River! It’s the most romantic place to be at night! I hope I can get back to Budapest for another visit soon!

    Thanks for sharing! Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Thank you and thanks for checking out the blog! πŸ™‚ And you said it so well – the old and new does blend, that’s probably my favorite aspect of it all. The history right alongside the modern. πŸ™‚ And yes, I love the Danube at night, too! It’s such a beautiful river!

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  13. Great pictures! I never really travel so pictures like these bring me the opportunity to see the world. Thanks for sharing and congratulations for making it in the freshly pressed!

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  18. Great pictures of a beautiful city. It has been quite a few years since I was there but I still have such great memories of it. Thanks for posting

  19. Wonderful pictures and travel blog. We’ve been traveling along the Rhine River from Koln and now in Friedrichshafen where the Rhine flows from Italy into Germany and Netherlands.

  20. my god…….. the castle……………………………………………………………………… O_O
    I wish I could be there right now…

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